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wisconsin fly called Martini

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Does anybody know how to tie the Martini Fly?

I have one that was given to me for fishing bluegill, crappie.

It was tied in Wisconsin at Dickey's bait and tackle years ago, and I was told

that Dickey's is no longer around.

 

Would like to find this fly to buy or get the recipe to tie them.

 

Can anybody help??

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Post a picture and maybe someone could figure it out, or maybe they know it by another name.

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This picture is of the martini fly, that was given to me.

Not sure if the black stuff on the back is feather or hair, but otherwise it looks pretty simple. Red yarn tail, black and orange chennile, white rubber legs, and whatever that black stuff is. Hook looks like a standard hopper hook like the Allen N202.

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I second Steiner but without seeing it the tail could be red marabou trimmed down and the blAck stuff sticking out the back could be marabou as well, maybe pulled off the quill of the feather and tied on.

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The red tail material looks like duster fibers ... the black fibers look like hair, bucktail would be my guess.

Bead head

start thread at bead and wrap back to hook bend

tie in red synthetic fibers, rubber legs and black chenille

wrap thread up 1/4 of shank

wrap black chenille and tie in.

tie in bucktail, rubber legs and orange chenille

wrap thread to bead

wrap orange chenille to bead and tie in

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tail looks like red marabou cut off to me, black fibers are marabou as well. Other than that Mike nailed it I think.

 

Not much to it really.

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Seems to me that any fly from Wisconsin ought to be named the Old Milwaukee or the The Leinenkeugels not the Martini.

 

 

Just sayin....:)

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Or how about cheddar? I can see it now... a cheddar hopper. (made with orange foam, of course).

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I am from Wisconsin and remember the martini fly. It was called the double martini and I've tied them for years, but not lately. It is a really good bluegill wet fly. The original flies came from Land O Lakes Wi. The chenille bodies can be tied in any color. The red tail is marabou. The only important color is the tail. I've made them in many body color combinations. The red tail seems important to the fish. The long black fibers in your picture were not on the originals. Use small or medium round rubber legs. Again I've used different colors. Doesn't seem to matter to the fish, but fisherman like variety. Hope this helps. Al

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Bead: Gold or whatever color you want

Tail: Red hackle fibers clipped short; rubber legs

Body: Black chenille

Mid wing: Black hackle fibers; rubber legs

Thorax: Orange chenille

 

tie it in different colors as mentioned above

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Is it called the martini fly because you can catch fish " any time, any place , any where........."

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